The Negri Sembilan Football Association (NSFA) have appealed to the FA of Malaysia (FAM) to “cut them some slack” over the registration of their foriegn player from Brazil.
Acknowledging the NSFA made some technical errors in signing up Marquen Nuquen Gocalves Ferreira , NSFA president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan urged FAM not to be “overly rigid” in the matter of hiring foreign players.
Mohamad said a contract had already been signed with the Brazilian and NSFA would incur financial losses if they were unable to utilise the player.
He added that the NSFA had sent FAM a letter on the appeal and were willing to pay a fine in order to use the services of Ferreira.
FAM, who have allowed M-League teams to import a maximum of two players for the 2012 season, had set Dec 8 as the deadline for registration of foreign players.
Ferreira, who had played in the J-League, was hired from a Brazilian Division Three side.
In Kuantan, FAM deputy president Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah said M-League teams should not treat hiring foreign players lightly.
He said the teams’ failure to register their foreign players because they did not meet FAM’s conditions should serve as a lesson to the them.
He added the FAM would not entertain appeals and teams who failed to register their foreign players this time around would have to wait for the next window in April.